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Pandit Sharda Sahai - Live in miami

Instrumental Series | Tabla Solo

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Sharda Sahai

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Type : Audio CD
Item(s) : 1
Coupling No. : CD-BMM-012
Released : January-2006
Pkg Type : Jewel Box
Net Wt. : 80gms
Stock : Available
Recording Type : Live Recording
Ratings : 3
Copyright : Sundaram Records
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001 Tabla Solo in Teental
Pandit Sharda Sahai performs a traditional tabla solo in teental (16 beats time cycle). He begins his performance with an improvised uthan followed by several small Mohras. He then goes into Banarasi Theka where he adopts the approach of Alap, Jod and Jhalla to climax with a Rela ending in a Tihai
002 Thunri in Rag Khamaj
A beautiful rendition of Rag Khamaj by Ramesh Misra set to Sitarkhani Theka. Sharda-jee took this opportunity to showcase some traditional Banarasi Laggi.
003 Folk Melody of Uttar Pradesh 
Ramesh-jee presents a famous melody of Uttar Pradesh, India in Dadra Tal.

Pandit sharda Sahai was born in 1935 in his ancestral home in kabir chaura, famous for being the musician quarter of the holy city of Benaras . It has been the home of an unbroken chain of male descendants of Pandit Ram Sahai, the innovative and charismatic founder of the Benaras gharana (lineage) , Sharda-ji continues to pass on his tradition to all who seek his guidance and training. From his birth Sharda ji was destined to follow his ancestors footsteps.One of his earliest memories is of hitting the tabla and his father giuding his hand so that he made a pleasant sound.His childhood was marked by the early death of his beloved father and eldest brother both tabla players with thriving careers. 

Kanthe Maharaj who had been a student of Sharda-ji's grand-father,Baldeo Sahai, took over his tutelage.A child prodigy,by the age of eleven Sharda-ji was acommpanying senior artist such as Ali Akbar Khan at major festival around India. By the time he made his first tour abroad in 1970 with Amjad Ali Khan he was considered to be the most promising tabla players of his generation.

Today Sharda ji is a living legend. He has acommpanied every major Indian musician and dancer and several leading exponents of Carnatic music.He has worked with many major western musician and composers including the percussion group Nexus, the avant-garde composer John Cage, one of his favourite musical experiences has been performing with World Drum Ensemble,a conglomeration of over one hundred drummers from around the world performing on the same stage.

This recording marks the second release of a live recording by Sharda ji, the first being Gurukul: live at Saptak. Shardaji's other recordings include the triology recorded by Audiorec- 'Art of Benaras', 'Spirit of Benaras'and 'Compositions of Benaras'. 

Taal - Teentaal - 47.19 min

Thumri - in Raag Khamaj -
Taal Sitarkhani - 9.44 min

Taal Dadra - Folk Tune -
Melody of Uttar Pradesh  - 4.31 min

Accompaniments Name : Padma Sahai  
Accompaning Instrument : Tanpura  

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